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Posted on First Project snafu.. please advise

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 02:47 PM

I’d do one of two things…

Either bolt some angle iron down the length of the sides, painted white to match the door. Or, I would rip a groove in the sides (edges) and put in a metal truss (square bar). You can get either from a big box store.

If you choose angle iron, you could remove material to make the angle iron sit flush with the wood.

I cannot think of a solution without using metal at this point unless you are willing to really plane down the thickness of the door itself. That would relax the wood and perhaps solve the problem. Aluminum is an option if weight is a concern.

And, yes, there could be a huge difference in your shop environment and your home. That appears rather obvious right now.

-- jay,

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